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bought a boat...but can`t sail.How dumb am I?

Yep,you read it right. l bought a Morgan34 and my sailing experience consists of a few overnighters as a crewbie on a Cat27,l know l`m jumping in deep water here. l plan on taking a year off and learning to sail her,then hitting the open water for parts unknown.South. l welcome feedback from members on this forum and any advice on sailing lessons/instruction in California would be very helpful.So...how dumb am l?
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I'm in. When we goin'? J/K.

Congrats. I'm sure you'll have a blast learning to sail her.
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thanks Chris,much appreciated. Where we goin? well,my plan is to head south from Cali down around Cabo and into the Sea of Cortez..hang there for a while..fish,snorkel,,read..
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Cali huh? What part? My wife and I are natives.
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the boat is in long Beach right now but that may be temporary,it`s all pretty fluid right now..
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It's OK Raceman..there is a guy here that owns a catalina 400, fitted with all the extra no needed goodies, 24 batteries 5 BBQ's all the whistles and bells, and he can't sail either..yet, he made a moderator here..so as you can see the site's standards are pretty low...
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Cool. My wife and I are both from Riverside and most recently we lived in Lancaster before heading east.
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Welcome from another dumb newbie.
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Welcome aboard.


Don't feel too bad, I didn't know much about sailing when I bought my boat either. I had only sailed sunfish a couple of times and crewed on a Flying Scot in one regatta.

Nothing like jumping in head first.

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Your not the first one to do this.
It aint Rocket Science, you'll be just fine, just try not to put yourself in harms way till you gain some experience.
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